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Thirteen (13) students of UESD Honoured in maiden Deans’ Academic Excellence Awards

Thirteen (13) students in levels 200 and 300 of the University of Environment and Sustainable Development (UESD), have been honoured for their outstanding academic performance in the maiden edition of the Deans’ “Academic Excellence Awards’’, held in the Auditorium, Multi-Purpose Building on Wednesday, 5th July, 2023.

It was organised by the School of Sustainable Development (SSD) & the School of Natural and Environmental Sciences (SNES) and attended by members of the University community including, the Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Wiafe Debrah and the Registrar, Mrs Mary Abena Agyepong.

The awardees, who were made up of six (6) level 300 students and seven (7) level 200 students received certificates of honour while each of the level 300 students received a (token) cash award in addition.

The awardees for level 300 were: Maxwell Boakye – BSc. Environment and Public Health (SNES), Boateng Ofori-Amanfo – BSc. Geography and Earth Science (SNES), Richard Kwasi Padi – BSc. Water Resources Development (SSD), Elikplim Ameko – BSc. Energy Sustainability (SSD), Portia Korlekie Teye – BSc. Energy Sustainability (SSD) and Nana Abena Kyewaa Gyamfi – BSc. Sustainable Development (SSD).

Level 200 awardees were: Aziz Adamu – BSc. Chemistry and Biological Science (SNES), Benjamin Atta Frimpong – BSc. Chemistry and Biological Science (SNES), Joel Arthur Tsatsu – BSc. Environment and Public Health, Beatrice Tetteh Agboglah – BSc. Energy and Resources Economics (SSD), Felix Kwetey Akporsuer – BSc. Energy and Resources Economics (SSD), Samuel Gyekye – BSc. Sustainable Development (SSD) and Christabel Kekeli Acolor – BSc. Water Resources Development (SSD)

In an address, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Eric Nyarko-Sampson explained that the awards accomplish the ninth (9th) thematic thrust of the UESD Five (5)-Year Strategic Plan which touches on; Institutional Awards and Motivation for both Staff and Students. The purpose of the awards was to motivate the students for theiroutstanding performance to work harder and also motivate their colleagues to do same.

He acknowledged the Deans of UESD for their initiative and efforts and expressed delight that students in level 300 are able to make a CGPA of between 3.8 and 4.0,

‘’meaning UESD is on the right path, hence the need to identify these students and support them as a university’’.

Prof. Nyarko-Sampson counselled the awardees to intensify their zeal to maintain their CGPA. He urged students to go all-out by putting UESD at the top of the academic excellence ladder globally.

The Dean of School of Sustainable Development (SSD), Prof. Antony Amoah who was also the Chairman of the awards committee said, the award winners were students who had topped their Department from SSD and SNES, with a CGPA of between 3:80 and 4:00.

He told the students to cue from the personal experiences from their mentors and role models and work hard for a bright future.

A representative of the award winners, at the Water Resources Development SSD, Richard Kwasi Padi expressed appreciation to the Vice-Chancellor, Lecturers, the Management of the University and the organisers, for the roles they have played in their lives and for recognising their efforts and honouring them and pledged to work harder.

In his remarks, the Chairman for the occasion, Prof. Kofi Mensah Nyarko, who is also the Dean of SNES, said, this is to show that UESD is climbing the academic ladder and no student is being left behind. He challenged the student body to be inspired by the programme and endeavour to do more to improve in their studies.